GATE 2024 Registration Process: Your Ultimate Guide

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has released the notification stating that the GATE 2024 registration will begin on August 30, 2023. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a prestigious examination that opens the doors to numerous opportunities in higher education and career advancement. 

The GATE exam 2024 serves as a gateway to some of the most prestigious postgraduate programs and lucrative job opportunities in the field of engineering. Navigating through the application process can be daunting, but with our guide, you’ll have all the necessary information at your fingertips.

Our step-by-step guide will walk you through the entire application process, offering invaluable insights and expert tips to maximize your chances of acing this competitive exam.

GATE 2024 Important Dates

The table below consists of all the GATE 2024 important dates:

Event DayDate
Online Application Process Opens ( August 2023
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process (Without Late Fee)Friday29th September 2023
Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process (With Late Fee)Friday13th October 2023
Modifications in GATE 2024 ApplicationTuesday to Saturday07th to 11th November 2023
Availability of GATE Admit cards for downloadWednesday3rd January 2024
GATE 2024 ExaminationsSaturday & Sunday03, 04 and 10, 11 February 2024
Candidate’s response available in Application portalFriday16th February 2024
Answer keys available on Application portalWednesday21st February 2024
Submission of challenges by candidates on Answer KeysThursday to Sunday22nd to 25th February 2024
Announcement of Results for GATE 2024Saturday16th March 2024
Availability of Score Card for download by candidatesSaturday23rd March 2024

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

If you’re aspiring to pursue postgraduate studies in engineering or secure a job in a prestigious public sector company, GATE is a crucial examination that you need to prepare for. In this article, we will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the eligibility criteria for GATE 2024, ensuring that you’re well-prepared to take the next step in your academic or professional journey.

To be eligible for the GATE 2024 examination, candidates must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology after completing a 4-year program. This includes B.E., B.Tech, B.Pharma, B.Arch, and equivalent degrees.
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent can also apply.
  • Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4-year program) are also acceptable.
  • Candidates with an Integrated Dual Degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program) are eligible.
  • For candidates with Bachelor’s degree (4-year program): The year of qualification should be on or before 2023.
  • For candidates with Master’s degree or equivalent: The year of qualification should be on or before 2022.
  • Candidates can appear for the GATE examination a maximum of two times consecutively in two successive years. It’s important to plan and prepare well for the exam to make the most of these attempts.
  • GATE is not limited to Indian nationals. Candidates from other countries can also apply for the examination. There are no restrictions on nationality, making GATE a truly international platform for engineering aspirants.

It’s advisable for candidates to verify their eligibility before applying for the GATE examination. The online application portal provides a simple process to check eligibility criteria and ensure that you meet all requirements before proceeding with the application

GATE 2024 Application Process

Your GATE journey begins with creating an account on the official GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) portal ( Follow these steps to register:

  • Visit the GOAPS portal.
  • Click on “Register Here” and provide your valid email address and mobile number.
  • Choose a strong password and enter your personal details.
  • A unique Enrollment ID will be generated and sent to your email.

After successfully creating your account on the GATE 2024 official website. The eligible candidates need to apply in the following way:

  • Fill in the GATE 2024 form: Log in to your GOAPS account using the Enrollment ID and password. Complete the GATE application form by entering your personal, academic, and contact information. Double-check all entries to ensure accuracy.
  • Upload the documents: The next step involves uploading scanned copies of your photograph, signature, and supporting documents. Follow the guidelines provided on the portal to ensure the documents meet the specified requirements.
  • Application fee: Pay the application fee through online mode using net banking, debit card, or credit card. The fee varies based on your category and the number of papers you are applying for. Retain the payment receipt for future reference.
  • Choosing Your Examination Centers: Select your preferred examination centers from the list of available options. Choose centers that are convenient for you to reach on the exam day.
  • Review and Final Submission: Carefully review all the information you’ve entered before final submission. Any mistakes or discrepancies could lead to complications later on. Once you’re confident in the accuracy of your application, submit it.

After successful submission, the GATE 2024 admit card will be available for download on the GOAPS portal. This card is your ticket to the GATE exam, so ensure you have a printed copy with you.